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The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

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To Apply

A complete Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs or Graduate Foreign Affairs  Fellowship application consists of these required components:

  1. A submitted online application.
  2. .PDF files of the required supplemental items, submitted by email. Please carefully review the Supplemental Items instructions below.
  3. Two (2) letters of Recommendation emailed from the recommender.

Instructions for each of these can be found below.

Undergraduate Program
Application deadline: January 24, 2014
Recommendations deadline: January 31, 2014

Graduate Program
Application deadline: February 7, 2014
Recommendations deadline: February 14, 2014

1. ONLINE APPLICATION

  • • Go to the application site. It is recommended that you save the Web page as a bookmark.
  • • Create an account/fill out the required information.
  • • Click the SUBMIT button before 11:59 p.m. ET on the appropriate Application Deadline date.

2. SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMS

To submit supplemental items, follow the steps below.

  • STEP 1: Attach the following seven (7) supplemental items as PDF files into ONE email with the subject line: Lastname, Firstname-Pickering.
    • 1. A copy of your certification of U.S. citizenship (U.S. passport, birth certificate or naturalization papers accepted). The .PDF file should be labeled Lastname, Firstname – Citizenship.
    • 2. A copy of either your SAT/ACT (for Undergraduate Fellowship) or GRE/GMAT scores (for Graduate Fellowship) — screen shots are acceptable. The .PDF file should be labeled Lastname, Firstname – Scores.
    • 3. An unofficial copy of your transcript (all schools attended). The .PDF file should be labeled Lastname, Firstname – Transcript.
    • 4. Your most recent Student Aid Report (SAR), which indicates the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) number. The SAR is generated from submission of the FREE Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The .PDF file should be labeled Lastname, Firstname – SAR.
    • 5. Your latest Form 1040. The .PDF file should be labeled Lastname, Firstname – 1040.
    • 6. Your updated resume. The .PDF file should be labeled Lastname, Firstname – Resume.
    • 7. Your most recent financial aid award letter listing grants or loans (if currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program). The .PDF file should be labeled Lastname, Firstname – FA Letter.

     

  • STEP 2: All supplemental items must be submitted via email to either:
    FAFdocs@woodrow.org (Undergraduate applicants)
    or
    GFAFdocs@woodrow.org (Graduate applicants)

Each of the supplemental items must be emailed before 11:59 p.m. EST on the appropriate Application Deadline date listed below.

Undergraduate Program Application deadline: January 24, 2014
Graduate Program Application deadline: February 7, 2014

3. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

  • Step 1: Obtain agreement from two recommenders. Select recommenders who can explain why you are uniquely qualified for the fellowship. One letter must be from a professor or faculty member who knows you. The other letter may be from someone else familiar with your college, volunteer, work, or community activities.
  • Step 2: In the Online Application form, enter the names and required information of your two (2) recommenders.
  • Step 3: Print or email Undergraduate Fellowship template or Graduate Fellows template to the two (2) recommenders whom you registered in your Online Application. Complete the Applicant Identifying Information on the recommendation form. Print out the template or copy and paste the text into an email and deliver it to your recommenders.
  • Step 4: Recommender completes and submits recommendation. Recommenders are required to email the letter and form as .PDFs to either FAFdocs@woodrow.org (Undergraduate Program applicants) or GFAFdocs@woodrow.org (Graduate Program applicants).
    • • We strongly recommend that Letters of Recommendation be emailed no later than one day prior to the appropriate deadline. All recommendations must be received no later that 11:59 p.m. ET on the appropriate Recommendations Deadline date.
    • Letters of Recommendation received after the deadline will not be accepted.
    • Applications that do not contain both letters of recommendation are incomplete and will not be considered.
    • • No more than two (2) Letters of Recommendation will be considered.

  • Step 5: Retrieve confirmation.
    Applicants are responsible for ensuring that two (2) letters of recommendation have been submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. ET on the appropriate Recommendations Deadline.

• You will be able to login and return to your account at any time to verify receipt of supplemental items, including recommendation letters.
• We strongly recommend that Letters of Recommendation be submitted as early as possible to ensure they are received prior to the deadline.

Please note:

  • • Pickering application inquiries may be directed to PickeringFAF@woodrow.org.
  • • It is strongly recommended that all components be submitted well before the application deadline to ensure the documents have been received.
  • • If all components are not received by  the appropriate deadline, the application will be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Creating an account the Woodrow Wilson application website (www.wwapply.org) will enable you to save your unfinished application so that you can return later to add or change entries and view the status of supplemental items (i.e. transcripts, resume, and recommendations). It is recommended that you save the Web page as a bookmark.

There is no fee to create an account. You will need to provide basic contact information and choose a username and password. Any information collected is used only for purposes of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship (see the Foundation’s privacy policy).

After creating an account, you will be taken to your personal profile page where you will be able to return at any time to edit your personal information, change your password, register for events, start and/or complete your application, and  verify receipt of supplemental items.

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